In the news w/e 13 September

Your media headlines roundup, week ending 13 September…

Stansted Airport: Four chambers of commerce accuse Uttlesford council of risking jobs by delaying planning permission
Bishop’s Stortford Independent – 06 September 2019
Uttlesford District Council (UDC) is under pressure to stop delaying planning permission for Stansted Airport passenger growth by four chambers of commerce representing 6,450 businesses. Read the full story.

Residents invited to mental health and wellbeing sessions in Stansted Mountfitchet
Dunmow Broadcast – 6 September 2019
A company which offers mental health and wellbeing support to Uttlesford resident is hosting a series of ‘coffee and chat’ sessions in Stansted Mountfitchet. Read the full story.

Revealed: Two regions dominate rankings for late cancer diagnosis
HSJ – 6 September 2019
Just two regions account for nine of the 10 worst performing clinical commissioning groups for late detection of cancer, according to official data. Email for the full story.

Strengthen muscles as well as heart to stay fit and healthy, say top doctors
BBC Health – 7 September 2019
Adults are advised to do muscle-strengthening exercises twice a week, as well as aerobic exercise, to help them stay active for longer, under new guidance from the UK’s top doctors. Read the full story.

London GPs told to restrict specialist referrals under new NHS ‘rationing’ plan
The Guardian – 8 September 2019
GPs will be urged against referring patients to hospital specialists and consultants, and some outpatient appointments will be axed, as part of a controversial programme of NHS “rationing” to be introduced in London. Read the full story.

New calls to end delay over Stansted Airport expansion
Braintree & Witham Times – 9 September 2019
BUSINESS leaders across the east of England have added to the growing pressure on a council which is being accused of ‘delaying’ the expansion of a major airport. Read the full story.

Defeat malaria in a generation – here’s how
BBC Health – 9 September 2019
The world could be free of malaria – one of the oldest and deadliest diseases to affect humanity – within a generation, a major report says. Read the full story.

Vaping has killed FOUR people and left 450 sick because of a deadly ‘new lung disease’: Health crisis linked to e-cigarettes has now spread to 33 states and the CDC has urged all people to STOP the habit
Mail Online – 9 September 2019
Vaping-related lung illness has now killed four people and may be sickening as many as 450 people across 33 US states, health officials said Friday. Read the full story.

NHS RINSER Health tourist left behind £623,000 unpaid NHS bill — the highest on record
The Sun – 9 September 2019
The patient failed to settle the debt after being treated by Mid Essex NHS Trust. Read the full story.

Hard Hat Area: Visionary project in Essex will have 2,500 homes but is all about green spaces
Metro News – 9 September 2019
THE steeply pitched roofs, with their black Spanish slate tiles, dramatically pierce the wide Essex skies. Read the full story.

Drug report published by Epping Forest Youth Council praised by MPs
Epping Forest Guardian – 9 September 2019
Epping Forest Youth Council has been praised by two MPs including the district’s representative for their drugs report. Read the full story.

Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing to stand as new Speaker for House of Commons
East London & West Essex Guardian – 9 September 2019
The district’s MP has announced that she will be standing as a candidate as the new Speaker of the House of Commons. Read the full story.

Referendum for Epping Forest District Council on the Neighbourhood Plan
Epping Forest Guardian – 9 September 2019
A district referendum will be held this month to decide whether residents want Epping Forest District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for three civil parishes. Read the full story.

Essex participants wanted for St Clare Hospice’s new charity memory walk
Epping Forest Guardian – 9 September 2019
A hospice is holding a brand-new charity walk event this weekend to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have received end-of-life care. Read the full story.

‘Life’s too short’: NHS trust boss’s excoriating resignation letter
The Guardian – 9 September 2019
An NHS trust boss has quit her post, blaming underfunding of the service, the hospital inspection regime and pressures of the job, and concluding: “Life is just too short.” Read the full story.

Brain hack devices must be scrutinised, say top scientists
BBC Health – 10 September 2019
Devices that merge machines with the human brain need to be investigated, a study has said. Read the full story.

Too many hooked on prescription drugs – health chiefs
BBC Health – 10 September 2019
Hundreds of thousands of people in England are getting hooked on prescription drugs, health chiefs fear. Read the full story.

Mental health and acute trust seek joint chief executive
HSJ – 10 September 2019
A mental health trust and one of England’s worst performing acute trusts have announced they will come together under a “group model”. Email for the full story.

Revealed: The trusts testing latest round of emergency targets
HSJ – 10 September 2019
New mental health emergency care targets will be trialled across 11 NHS organisations and one social enterprise, NHS England has confirmed. Email for the full story.

NHS prescription charges of £9 for asthmatics in England leaves scores of poor patients at risk of fatal attacks ‘by forcing them to pay to breathe’
Mail Online – 10 September 2019
NHS prescription charges for asthmatics in England are leaving scores of patients at risk of fatal attacks, a report has warned. Read the full story.

Harpenden school pupils create video to encourage uptake of HPV vaccination
The Herts Advertiser – 10 September 2019
Teenagers at Sir John Lawes School teamed up with Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust’s Communications and School Age Immunisation teams to make the film. Read the full story.

Waltham Abbey Town Council welcomes Dutch council for overseas visit
Epping Forest Guardian – 10 September 2019
Members of a Dutch city council made a special visit to receive tips and advice from Waltham Abbey Town Council. Read the full story.

Essex Police welcomes 73 new officers to their team
Epping Forest Guardian – 10 September 2019
73 new police officers will be patrolling Essex streets officially completing their 18-week training course. Read the full story.

Brexit: Will Britons in the EU have to pay for NHS treatment?
BBC News – 11 September 2019
We were asked by Doug Young, a British citizen who lives in the Czech Republic, if British citizens who live in the European Union (EU) would have NHS healthcare when visiting the UK, once the European Health Insurance card (EHIC) becomes invalid after Brexit. Read the full story.

New strain of toxin-producing strep A emerges in UK
BBC Health – 11 September 2019
A new strain of group A streptococcus, which is able to produce significantly more toxin, is spreading in England and Wales, scientists say. Read the full story.

Many hospital patients get no visitors
BBC Health – 11 September 2019
Two-fifths (40%) of patients on UK hospital wards get no visitors, say the NHS nurses who care for them. Read the full story.

Epping Town Council mourns the loss of two former colleagues
Epping Forest Guardian – 11 September 2019
Epping Town Council has paid tribute to a former Town Mayor and a Freeman of the Town who both died recently. Read the full story.

Cancer survival in the UK improving, but lagging behind – study
BBC Health – 12 September 2019
Cancer survival in the UK is on the up, but is still lagging behind other high-income countries, analysis suggests. Read the full story.

Signs of a slowdown in new type 2 diabetes cases
BBC Health – 12 September 2019
The number of new cases of type 2 diabetes could be stabilising, or even falling, a study suggests. Read the full story.

Hospitals need way out of ‘toxic’ NHS mortgages
BBC Health – 12 September 2019
The NHS needs to be given a legal right to buy out “toxic” deals hospitals have agreed for new buildings, experts say. Read the full story.

FGM clinics open across England to support victims
BBC Health – 12 September 2019
A victim of female genital mutilation (FGM) who was traumatised by her reversal procedure has welcomed the opening of support clinics in England. Read the full story.

Full list of NHS prescriptions to be axed – see if your condition is included
The Mirror – 12 September 2019
An NHS governing body will consult on the plans to cut 17 products from a list of medication which should be routinely prescribed by GPs, including treatments for head lice , sunburn and common colds. Read the full story.

Heavy menstrual bleeding: Keyhole hysterectomy technique ‘more effective’
BBC Health – 13 September 2019
A keyhole-surgery technique for treating heavy menstrual bleeding is more effective and just as safe as a non-invasive alternative, a study of more than 600 UK women suggests. Read the full story.

U-turn on plans to strip trust of cancer scanning service
HSJ – 12 September 2019
Specialist cancer scans will continue to be provided by a major teaching trust after NHS England backtracked on a decision to award the work solely to a private provider. Email for the full story.

Exclusive: NHS chiefs want latest no-deal plans from government
HSJ – 12 September 2019
NHS chiefs have urged ministers to publish their up-to-date plans for a no-deal Brexit, in the wake of the release of Project Yellowhammer documents. Email for the full story.

YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos
BBC News – 13 September 2019
YouTube’s algorithm promotes fake cancer cures in a number of languages and the site runs adverts for major brands and universities next to misleading videos, a BBC investigation has found. Read the full story.

NHS is failing Britons on early cancer diagnosis, says ROSS CLARK
Express – 13 September 2019
A CANCER diagnosis is onerous enough now, but how much more grim it must have been back in 1948, the year the NHS was founded. Read the full story.

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